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>> mobility study update. this is an information item. >> thank you. we have staff representation. >> good morning. it's great to be here to present a brief update on a small and very exciting plan that we've been engaged in in the baby harness plan. we have a brief -- from our office and looking for subsequent action items to be brought before the authority shortly. i will skip my outline because i'm going to breeze through it as quickly as possible to bring you some work on our partnership with some very engaged steps. this work is a piece of a community plan that emerged from the neighborhood
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plan which has plans produced from the community and tenderloin area and other areas such as the mission. the neighborhood of transportation plan which was approved by the authority board in 2010 identified a variety of needs, among was the need to address mobility barriers especially those that were ready access to an automobile and those community basis that are filling critical community well being and health programs. following that frame of work we followed projects, the department of children and youth and famous families and seem environmental plans from the california funds and transportation. with that fund and match from the program, we
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undertook a community base planning over the course of 2012 to develop a business plan for a community mobility program in baby hunters point. this has few activities to do a needs assessment from the transportation resources but the heart of the project when we had a lot of fund was over a period of 8 months of monthly meetings of stake holders and community organizations to really focus very narrowly on an plan. this project as a hold is not a broad base community wide base project. that's what the transportation project was. this is an opportunity for multiple city agencies led by authorities to provide technical support to let other stake holders to develop a business plan that is the foundation for subsequent grant
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funding for community mobility program. it's an important distinction to keep in mind. why is this an important issue? as far as the need, that continued in this work we found there are a lot of community based organizations and social base organizations in the community that receive funding from the department of health and department of children and families. in baby hunters point given some accessibility and mobility challenges, the transportation has some challenges and options whether it's operating their own vehicles or shuttling clients to their programs. offer providing transportation services is at the expense of their bottom line in terms of their program budget or staff time budget. we formed a community working
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group that baby magic does on a regular basis involving many community based organizations who agreed to commit to participating in this process. we also consulted with other organizations and stake holders who weren't able to commit to meet with us every month and committees by our regular report back to the baby magic meeting. i will be back there to do this type of presentation. to support this work we have not only a technical consultant team and partners from across the city who have an interest in the success of community health programs in the bay view including the school districts, mayor's office of housing and others. we operated on consensus basis with the members of the community really setting the agenda and the staff from the transportation authority and our consultant team focusing on
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providing guidance on peer examples from other cities as well as outline the trade off from other options. we focus on prioritizing certain types of trips, how we deliver effective mobility to those trips and how we implement a program. throughout all of this our note is focus on really not trying to solve every problem when it comes to transportation in the community but demonstrating where there are areas of collaborative approaches bringing together multiple community organizations and the city can begin to address some of these challenges for the grant funders on the private foundation side and southern scaleable. we have seen this in santa barbara and other parts of southern california. in the process we have a day long workshop where some of those
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program managers came and shared their lessons learned and failures and successes. that was really inspiring for the community. by the time the working group had this last meeting in march we made some decisions about not only collaboration but prioritization for use and family and food and health access. with a service approach of shared vehicles. this would be vehicles from those partners in the program that would have contracted drivers available to those participating in the program. we also identified the opportunity for volunteer driver programs as a subsequent phase particularly to serve some of the lower density and harder to reach locations in the community. >> what a great idea. i think commissioner campos has a question. >> thank you. it's a great presentation. i'm wondering if
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you can maybe talk a little bit about how the low income view pilot figures in this since it does impact the ability of a lot of low income youth and middle income youth to ride for free? >> sure. i think this program would complement the mobility of those kid who are benefitting from the program. these are gaps in the munis service when this service can't meet every need. we are filling those gaps. para transit which is mostly for our disabled and seniors. this is for the other folks and other types of trips. >> thank you. commissioner breed has a question. >> i actually just have a comment. i think this is really a great idea especially because of the difficulties in getting around to various locations in the bay view hunters point that
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don't necessarily have access to munis and one of the challenges working with kid we had with the service. we have advance and vans that shared and challenging to hire drivers for that time period and the process of it all and trying to put the resources necessary to help parents get their kids to various locations. it a delicate balance and i think this is really a great idea in terms of transportation and programming and ride sharing and a way in which we can get our kids around into locations that they need to be to effectively be served. so just want to make that comment. >> thank you for involving so many community base groups, what a great project.
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>> sure. the slide on your left then i will be able to answer any questions the commissioners have. you'll just was it last week, we had our last sort of city led city facilitated work group meetings review our depth in the plan for all the people that sat at that table. as i mentioned this envisioned shared van plan. the region we came to that decision was the recognition that the service needs to be very reliable at the outset so folks in the community and clients and participating partners can have assurity it's going to be there when they need it and over time greater community capacity can
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be built in. there was always ability for mobility management and culturally responsive to the community. even if a contracted driver who needs license and certification that you have community ambassadors associating it and owner ship. this is a business that falls in between that para transit that the munis are not necessarily going to get into but spending by way of those grants of a significant resources. there is a big opportunity for it to function more effectively. i'm not going over this slide but it gives you some of the details in terms of what we can get to in terms of what the organizational preferred for this program and led by a
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community advisory board that will provide guidance and oversight. partnering with a fiscal partner providing back office and legal support. the next steps, we are in the process of closing our plan. this is about four years of planning work. the working members are currently reviewing this draft and we'll bring it forward to the board later this spring for approval. the city's role transitioning from the support and continued to grant writing support. and in this period we are looking to the community to transition to a broader leadership role. in this bridge or in interim period bay view magic for the work m terms of the community
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advisory board and collaborating with the community on identifying funding and elaborating and participation in the implementation phase. with that i will close with two observations and thank you. i would like to first of all acknowledge the hard work of all the community members of our transportation working group. it was such a pleasure to work with them and as a professional most enjoyable process. i want to also acknowledge our partners particularly with the community health promotion and prevention division. patricia er win and senior program planner with the office also here this morning. should there be any questions on their end and with that i'm finished with my presentation. >> thank you for the great
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presentation. commissioner breed. >> thank you so much. i'm really excited about this opportunity especially because one of the reasons we purchased the van in the first place was because many of the employers employees who were african american had to take kids home on bay view and had some problems with bus routes. like this is a city where we have ways where we can of course make public transportation munis safer so our kids can get around the city. also i do know again the challenges of the bay view communities and hills and parts of places where there are programs that be a little bit more challenging and i'm excited about this. i just wanted to mention 2 things which i'm sure you are going to be looking at or whatever the company is going to be looking
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at. i do know that i know you mentioned drug testing but the fingerprinting process around the drivers is done so there aren't any folks driving kids around who have violent offenses or offenses against children and the other problem we ran into is double parking. we had a monitor so we wouldn't allow parent or van drivers who drop kids off to do that because of public safety issues. i'm sure there is going to be classes for people driving kids around and a maintenance area to help and keep kids in the van and
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maintaining the van which doesn't breakdown in the middle of the road. we had other programs have those kinds of experiences because of lack of maintenance. >> a quick question and then' point. in terms of how do we make sure that the people that need this kind of a service are aware of what's going to be provided and what's being provided? >> thank you for that question. that is really a key function of the mobility management component and why that needs to be a community based function and that is why this type of program needs to be an laboratory approach that has connection to different parts to other communities whether it's the asian community, public housing community so
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that those connections and coordination, i think we have seen in past cases where a program is isolated in one organization or serving one demographic it becomes not effective for everyone. we want to avoid that situation. >> the last comment is just i think this is really great and i want to echo the comments by commissioner breed. i this i this is an example of how you want to do this kind of initiative. the level of involvement in the community, the coordination of the various not only city but local agencies because i know the school district is part of it as well, i just think it's something to be very proud of and we often talk about problems we see at the community level but i want to acknowledge excellent work when that happens. i want to thank
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you. it's something i'm very proud of. >> thanks to everyone who came out. is there anyone who would like to speak from the public? >> good morning. i'm patriciaer win from the department of public health. we have been active participants throughout the planning phase and supportive as moving forward and described and can provided technical assistance in grant writing. >> thank you. please come forward if anyone would like to speak. >> hello, my name is jessie man dell and the -- i have been
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involved since the beginning. it's a model to see the bay view and hopefully to have other areas to help children. >> thank you. anyone else? seeing no other public speakers we'll close public comment. this was an informational item. let's call the next item. >> one bay area grant program. informational item. >> thank you. we have a staff report. this item starts on page 53 of your packet. i will do a brief overview of with a the program s this is a regions federal funding program for
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fiscal year 2013-2014. this program supports climate 375, strategies, a really important piece to think about this program that several funds need to be spent in certain areas of the city. this is the main focus we have. there are certain eligible that we can fund projects under include -- street projects, local streets and roads, paving, bicycle and pedestrian projects which is really runs the gamete eligible sponsors in the priority development areas or pda's are mostly on the eastern side of the city, is that correct
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>>. that's a map of the project that we'll be discussing today and you will see the outline of priority development there. just want to let you no e in the prevent development areas. they don't have to be fully win within them but to provide access to those boundaries. in september of 2012 the board adopted a schedule and prioritization for this program. those are included in your packet as well as 58, 59 and 61. three key things to think about is project redness to make sure these projects are coming from project processes, that they have a strong funding plan. that they have identified
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a lot of the design issues that need to be identified before they move forward to the federal aid process. prioritizing projects. in december the board adopted an initial pool of candidate projects. that brought our application amount from $62 million to $54 million. we have $34 million available. it describes those projects and rank and the project reduction if we run out of funding at the project question we are at now. the point where we are now is we created a 2-prong process
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where to spend december through april really going through those projects again to see if there are other sources we can use and making sure design issues are identified and public outreach and we are right in the middle that have process right now. with the expectation that renewed applications will be before the board in may but back in april. so welcome back the bay area program we created the infrastructure project. we want to create a small portion of funding to be sure that if these are in a small scale, we wanted to set those aside. we have three projects moving forward in that program, one is long fellow elementary, the other is art low elementary,
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that promising is within the china town phase four project. the next 4 projects on your screen are projects that all scored very well in terms of being multi- modal and approximate access and in terms of project redness. gist to give you brief updates of where they are at. the broadway street project is before the mta board and they are working through their secret clearance and hoping to get that cleared as well. they will return to this committee and most like lie along with the bag final recommendations in may with design for the project. the
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masonic street skate project domestic violence and sexual assault an old older and other pieces of the project. mta is work to go work to go reduce the project and look at what cost a little bit lessor be taken out and m t s an also looking to help offset what is being requested here. >> can i just ask you is there any danger that that may delay that critical project because of the pedestrian safety concerns and the depth on that street. is there any potential that that funding mechanism may delay it? >> sure. i will have josh come from the mta to talk to you
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about that process. >> good afternoon, jonathan with the mta right now we are in the process of investigating moving forward with the second issuance of the revenue bonds. these aren't voter approved. it's operating within our budget. we are looking at projects and also looking at the expenses of our current revenue bonds to make sure those dollars are spent before asks for issuance. including the projects are on the list for consideration on that funding. in the positively we were hoping we would go into an issuance in advance. we would be able to start the project sooner rather than sticking with the oh bag schedule in starting in january 2014. we are investigating some other option through prop k to at least begin the design for the project now because really where we are is the project has
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legislated and on hold until we start the design project and start the construction. we are looking to find dollars in place to start things sooner. i think oh bag is the thinking in the schedule we are looking a >> thank you for the explanation. i know in my district people are really anxious to make sure we start as soon as possible. thank you. >> just very briefly been bvr before i go on, all those funds are available through 15, and 16. the next project is the bike and pedestrian portions of the entrance bay terminal project phase one of that project. this project is virtually complete
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with design. they have their clearance again and this is part of the whole phase one terminal project. gpa reports that it's gone up by $2 million and they are need to ing to fill that gap. the second street project, dpw completed the planning process but they would like an additional community meeting that will most likely be scheduled in april to address ada issues and access issues around the cycle tracks. i think the second street team is really working to see if we can create more citywide policy on if we are continuing to have. what can we do?
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>> i hope there is very careful planning for that one to avoid concerns by so many people on jfk drive. >> also the environmental team is moving forward and work to go figure out what type of environmental clearance would be needed. there is a chance that is required which is called a focus vir, on transportation issues along second street corridor. we'll have a better sense of the timing and how long that process would take bearing in mind the 3 year windows from 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 16 time period we have. there was a prop k request from
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the s f t a in january as far as planning and engineering work. they have gone through 2 community meetings. i believe the last meeting is tonight to discuss projects and come up with a preferred alternative. this project would go under the recreation and parks. they are work to go make the project more ready. the next project is project plaza i am improvements. the oh bag application was really focused on the north and south side of again geneva. the north side can me is working with bart where people access the station of the north side of geneva. so


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